Born:June 19, 1980 in Higashi, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
Multiple winner on the Japan Tour. Japan Tour leading money winner (2017).
There is no doubting the strength of gofling talent in the Miyazato family. Yusaku himself was a top amateur player, winning the Japanese Collegiate championship in 2000 and the Japanese Amateur championship in 2001. His younger sister Ai Miyazato (with whom he shares the same birthday) is a multiple winner on the LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and in Asia. Yasuku and Ai's older brother Kiyoshi is also a professional golfer and winner on the Japan Tour.
Playing in the Reno-Tahoe Open on the PGA Tour in 2006, Yusaku Miyazato became the second player to record two holes-in-one in the same round of a PGA Tour event. The feat was first achieved by W.W. "Bill" Whedon in the 1955 Insurance City Open (now Travelers Championship).
Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn) won the Japan Golf Tour 2017 Money List, with earnings of Yn182,831,982. Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn) was second with Yn161,463,405; Chan Kim (USA) was third with Yn132,326,556. Note: the Japan Tour Money List includes earnings from Japan Tour events and golf's four top majors (Masters, Open, US Open, US PGA).
Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (May 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Brad Kennedy (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Yusaku (Jpn), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Japan Tour and his second Japan Tour major championship win. [Kanahide Kise CC, Okinawa, Jpn].
Played as the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup (Nov 30-Dec 3; Japanese major ch'ship and season-ending event). Second-placed Shaun Norris (RSA) finished 6 shots behind Miyazato (Jpn), who won this event for the second time. [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].
Played as The Crowns (April 27-30; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) and Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Miyazato (Jpn). [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Jpn].
Played as the Honma TourWorld Cup (Oct 5-8; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Shingo Katayama (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn). [Kyowa CC, Toyota, Aichi, Japan].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 19-22; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn) and defending champion Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Miyazato (Jpn). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Token Homemate Cup. Second-placed Hiroshi Iwata (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Miyazato (Jpn), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Token Tado CC Nagoya, Kuwana, Mie, Jpn].
Played as the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup (Dec 5-8; Japanese major ch'ship and season-ending event). Second-place Ashun Wu (China) finished 3 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Miyazato (brother of top woman golfer Ai Miyazato). [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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